05/13/07 — GHS teen punches teacher

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GHS teen punches teacher

By Lee Williams
Published in News on May 13, 2007 2:00 AM

A student and a Goldsboro High School teacher were injured in a brief scuffle that erupted in the classroom between two students Thurs-day.

Samuel Exum III, 18, of Brock Street, allegedly became belligerent after a statement made to him by a classmate. Exum allegedly picked up several desk chairs and threw them across the room, striking a 17-year-old male classmate at about 12:30 p.m., according to a Goldsboro police report.

Exum then allegedly attacked William Patrick, a 40-year-old Goldsboro High School teacher, as the teacher tried to restrain him, according to the report. Exum punched Patrick in the face and stomach, injuring him, officials said.

The 5-foot-7, 150-pound teen was later detained by police and charged with assault on school personnel, simple assault and disorderly conduct by a disruptive student.

The teen was taken to the magistrate's office, where he allegedly continued to resist efforts to control him. He was placed under a $8,000 secured bond.